Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera has been named the American League Most Valuable Player by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America .
Cabrera is the first Tigers position player to win the award since Hank Greenberg did so in 1940.
Cabrera led the American League with a .330 batting average, 44 home runs and 139 RBI to become the first player to win the Triple Crown since 1967.
Angels rookie sensation Mike Trout finished second in the voting.
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey is the National League’s Most Valuable Player.
Posey led the majors with a .336 average to go with 24 home runs and 103 RBI as the Giants captured the NL West Division.
Other NL finalists were outfielder and 2011 winner Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen, San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley and St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina.
By: Mike Plourde for Great Lakes Radio Sports